State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources

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By the AALL Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee and the AALL Government Relations Office.

The State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources answers the very important and timely question, how trustworthy are state-level primary legal resources on the web? The comprehensive report examines the results of a 2007 state survey that investigated whether government-hosted legal resources on the web are official and capable of being considered authentic. 

The state survey targeted six online sources of law and found that a significant number of state online resources are official, but none are authenticated or afford ready authentication by standard methods. State online primary legal resource are, therefore, not sufficiently trustworthy. The 241-page report includes an executive summary, six key findings, and individual reports for the states and Washington, D.C.

An online edition can be downloaded for free.

Hardcopy Edition Pricing Information:

State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources
$20 Members & $30 Non-Members

For ordering information, please call (312) 939-4764 or email orders@aall.org.